Cop speak : the lingo of law enforcement and crime

by Philbin, Tom, 1934-

Format: Print Book 1996
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) r HV7901.P55 1996
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance)
Call Number  r HV7901.P55 1996
From the "git-go" until the case is "cleared," law enforcement officials--and the criminals they pursue--have a language all their own. In CopSpeak, Tom Philbin sets the record straight with a fun, factual, and fascinating compilation that's part dictionary, part encyclopedia, and all entertaining. From "Abe" (five dollars' worth of illegal drugs) to "zombie" (a police officer who works at night), CopSpeak is "phat" (cool). Take a "taste" (sampling):


A knife or other sharp instrument used by prison inmates.

Prisoners are ingenious at making shanks. They have been constructed from everything from a metal bed slat to a toothbrush handle in which a razor is embedded. "At any given time," said one ex-convict, "there's enough shanks in a prison to open a cutlery factory."
Additional Information
Subjects Police -- Language -- Dictionaries.
Police -- United States -- Language -- Dictionaries.
Law enforcement -- Language -- Dictionaries.
Law enforcement -- United States -- Language -- Dictionaries.
Publisher New York :J. Wiley,1996
Other Titles Copspeak
Language English
Description vi, 234 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 0471043044 (acid-free paper)
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